NAT 260 Signature Assignment
Instructions: Address each question below as it relates to the case study given.
A patient was brought to the Emergency Department by ambulance with two arrow wounds. One arrow is still in the patient on the left side; entering anteriorly between the 7th and 8th ribs in a 15 degree angle, the arrow head protruding posteriorly. The second wound is located in the posterior cervical triangle.
Answer the following questions using a minimum of five (5) academic references (you many not use Wikipedia, blogs, or other informal sources.) Use APA format in-text citations in your answers and include a reference page.
What serosal cavities have been penetrated by the first arrow? Explain the location, the microscopic cellular components of the serous membrane, and the purpose of the serous membrane.
Describe the Autonomic Nervous System and explain how the patient’s ANS reacts to the arrow attack and how it will affect the patient’s vital signs (P, BP, R, T).
Describe the trajectory of the first arrow using directional terms and anatomical planes. Identify and describe the organs and any other membranes that may have been affected by the first arrow.
Describe the cardiovascular system and explain how both the pulmonary and systemic circuits will be affected by both arrows. Include the effect on the Hematocrit and Hemoglobin values.